Japan International Cooperation Agency

Forestry officers upskilled on drone usage

The use of drones will greatly assist the PNG Forest Authority monitor vast forest resources and project areas.

The two-week workshop ended on Friday with the Japan International Cooperation Agency handing over five drones to the PNG Forest Authority.

Each drone is worth US$5,000, or K17,000.

Govt officials to study in Japan

A pre-departure meeting was held at the head office of the Japan International Cooperation Agency in Port Moresby on Friday to announce the successful selection of the trainees; 3 under the Pacific LEADS program and 1 under the KIZUNA Program.

The programs are aimed at building human resources and networking for sustainable mining development in countries around the world.

Philemon Nangu, Claire Kliawi, Edea Loa and Amukele Amukele will take up training in Japan in their respective field of work, under the KIZUNA Program for 2018.

Japan donates K300,000 worth of relief supplies

The Japan International Cooperation Agency hosted the presentation today at the Jackson’s International Airport VIP lounge, where the National Disaster Centre director, Martin Mose, was on hand to receive the supplies.

The donation includes 200 blankets, 30 tarpaulins, 100 sleeping pads, 200 tents and 10 water tanks with water purifiers.

Special advisor to Japanese Prime Minister, Kentaro Sonoura, said the Japanese government and citizens have not forgotten the friendship and compassion to Japan.

PNGDF boasts its own brass band

Currently still in training, the band consists of 33 males and 8 females who have been training at the PNGDF Goldie Barracks, outside Port Moresby.

The band members kickstarted the first phase of their training early this year in January through to March.

They carried on to complete the second phase in September and just recently started the third and final phase of band training, which will end in March 2018.

Three band members are currently in Japan to attend a conductor’s course.

JICA partners with Eda Ranu

In Port Moresby today, JICA, Eda Ranu and other relevant government stakeholders launched the first Joint Coordinating Committee Meeting for Port Moresby Wastewater Management Improvement Project.      

Eda Ranu chief operating officer, Dr Fifaia Matainaho told Loop PNG that POMSSUP will be completed in 2018, and Eda Ranu must have the expertise to operate it because it will me more advance then the current sewerage treatment plants in the National Capital District.    

Bubuleta Aid Post outside Alotau to be opened

Representatives from the National Health Department, the Milne Bay Provincial Health Authority as well as respective development partners such as UNICEF, World Health Organisation, Japan International Cooperation Agency and OPEC Fund for International Development, will be present on the day to mark this occasion for the people of Milne Bay.